Understanding Jesus Means Understanding Judaism: A Workshop

October 15, 2018 Newton Free
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (Courtesy photo)

Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context corrects false and negative stereotypes of Jews and Judaism, brings new meaning to Jesus’ parables, prayer and piety, and offers a new path for Jewish-Christian relations. Topics to be discussed include interpretation of Torah, the role of women, family values, attitudes toward Samaritans and gentiles, the Jerusalem Temple and “the Jews” in the Gospels.

This is a workshop for clergy, religious educators, Bible study leaders, Sunday school teachers and fellow travelers.

Event Registration
This workshop is free but registration is required and space is limited. The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning will provide complimentary copies of the Jewish Annotated New Testament, second edition (Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler, co-editors) for as many of the attendees as possible. Please register by emailing cjlearning@bc.edu.

About the Professor
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge University.

Her books include “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus”; “The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us” (with D. Knight); “The New Testament, Methods and Meanings” (with W. Carter); “The Gospel of Luke” (with B. Witherington III); and “Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.” With Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, she co-authored the children’s books “Who Counts? 100 Sheep, Ten Coins, and Two Sons” and “The Marvelous Mustard Seed.” With Marc Z. Brettler, she co-edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament.

Professor Levine is a self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches New Testament in Nashville, Tennessee, the buckle of the Bible Belt.” In spring 2019, she will be the first Jew to teach a course on the New Testament at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

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Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boston College
McElroy Hall, Room 237
Newton, MA 02467

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